In 1943, our predecessor, Ramon Nadal Giró, began harvesting his indigenous grape varieties to make sparkling wines in his cellar, ageing them for long periods in the bottle. Staying true to his legacy, in 2015, we joined forces with five other premium producers (Gramona, Llopart, Recaredo, Sabaté i Coca, and Torelló) to launch CORPINNAT, a new seal of quality for our sparkling wines. The CORPINNAT label certifies not only their origin, but also one of the most discerning production techniques (in both the vineyard and the cellar) in the world: exclusive manual and eco-friendly harvesting, complete wine-making process on the same property, and ageing for a minimum of 18 months.
In February 2019, we removed the word Cava from our bottles and replaced it with Corpinnat. In doing so, we made a commitment to quality and all the rigorous self-imposed annual audits that go with it. Today, with its aim of becoming a global benchmark for excellence, the collective Corpinnat label has opened a new door of opportunity for sparkling wines from the heart of Penedès. Our grandparents called it champagne and our parents called it Cava. But our wine continues to evolve, and our children will call it Corpinnat.